"I spent a lot of time feeling guilty about how little direction we gave Dexter at Amplify Entertainment. It clearly didn’t phase him because he was wonderful! The songs he picked were still in tune to what we enjoy at weddings, to the point of where some of my guests thought I actually made the playlist. Ultimately, I think Dexter is a wizard and he did a great job of playing to the crowd. He even jumped on the dance floor to get people up! Additionally, he proved to be extremely helpful and flexible. We originally asked for music to be set up outside for cocktail hour, after a last-minute decision there wasn’t a need for the outside music. Dexter had shown up early to set it up, with the extra time he dedicated it to making sure the inside was perfect! Then at the end of the night when we requested one more, he said SURE! And let us pick. He was friendly and personable, texting a few times leading up to the wedding to make sure we didn’t need anything or hadn’t missed anything. I highly recommend using Amplify Entertainment! The owner, Nate Long is very personable and provides a lot of helpful tips to include timeline suggestions. But most importantly you can get Dexter out of the mix!"
Allison + Jacob
"My husband and I have been to many weddings over the past few years, all with DJs. Some were from Amplify and some were not. Hear these words... there is a marked difference!!! When it came time to assist our own daughter and her fiance in planning their own wedding, it was the easiest choice. Amplify Entertainment is THE best! Nate, the owner, is professional, kind, timely, and knowledgeable. He took the time to truly get to know our daughter and her fiance and got a real feel of their personality and style. He assisted them in choosing a DJ that would fit. And let me tell you, Dexter was one of us that night! The time leading up to a wedding can be very stressful. Dexter made himself available to the kids and told them to contact him with any concerns or questions that came up. When they did, he promptly and politely responded. It was like they were working with a friend! Wedding day came... and what a fantastic job he did! Just incredible! This was a DIY family (church family, so 240 guests) wedding... we did not hire a planner or coordinator but let me tell you, we so did not need one because of Dexter! His organization and knowledge of details were crazy. From playing music during the social hour, to introducing the bridal party, to calling tables to the buffet line, to keeping the dance floor "lit", Dexter was the man! He led the entire night with energy and fun and kindness! It went off without a hitch! What Dexter did NOT do was just show up and play music. It was quite obvious MANY hours before the day had gone into his performance. He was so prepared. Wow. Our guests have been raving about "the DJ"! What a blessing it was to sit back and relax and enjoy the night without worry or stress. Nate, thank you for training and hiring the best. And choosing a good fit for the kids! It is clear you are passionate about your profession, as is Dexter. Many blessings to you both! Thank you, thank you!"
Dawnadee, Mother of the Bride
"We knew we had the right company and DJ when we booked them 2 years ago. And let me tell you, they NAILED it. Dexter/DJ Black Tarzan accommodated every single thing we asked for. But most importantly, he really rocked the crowd and helped keep the energy sailing through the whole evening. Every moment was even better than planned, and I don't think there's a single person on our guest list that didn't have a great time. Don't risk having anything less than a great atmosphere; get these guys on your side!"
Charlotte + Jon
"I give Amplify Entertainment a 5 star! They were amazing from the start, our DJ was Dexter and he was AWESOME. He played the right music, he played it when it was supposed to be played and he got everyone out there dancing when no one would. I was way to stressed to pick the songs I wanted for my wedding so I left it up to him, I told him no cuss words or anything to crazy and he did perfect with the song selections. They stayed in contact with me months and days before the wedding. Very patient and kind and outgoing. I did not get Nate as my DJ but he was also great and answered every question I had with kindness! I highly recommend! :) #HappilyeverHaire"
Casey + Brooke
"AMAZING!! Amplify is the absolute best!! If you are in the market for a wedding DJ you NEED to book with Amplify!! They are extremely professional and will make sure that your wedding vision (whatever it may be) comes to life. Our wedding DJ Dexter was the life of the party and has been raved about by our guests multiple times!! Dexter went above and beyond all of our expectations and made our night so much fun!! Amplify really cares about their customers and doing a great job on your special day!! Thank you Dexter and Amplify for an incredible DJ experience and for being so kind and genuine!!!"
Lindsey + Cole
"This company was amazing! They were so professional and easy to work with from the beginning. The prices were a little high but was worth every penny. Nate was so responsive and cared about my needs for my wedding. Dexter was our DJ and was awesome. He danced on the dance floor and made every moment memorable. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone."
Kathleen + Nate
"DJ Black Tarzan literally made our wedding complete! He is AMAZING!! From the crazy requests I had for the ceremony to the party at the reception, it was the best day of our lives. He’s legit the best DJ we could have ever asked for! He got out there and danced with us, sang, and kept everything flowing smoothly. You’re just missing out if you don’t use him as your Dj!! Thank you so much DJ Black Tarzan! #claimingclayton #thepartyoftheyear"
Haley + Tyler
"Amplify is AWESOME! Nate is so organized and helpful it made everything so easy for us to prepare for our wedding. There aren't enough exclamation points or verbs to properly describe how much we LOVED our DJ, Dexter aka Black Tarzan! He was absolutely INCREDIBLE!!! Everything about our wedding was flawless thanks to his incredible talent. We received so many compliments from our guests about how awesome the music was all night. We are SO happy!!!!!! It really couldn’t have been any better! THANK YOU!!!"
Kristin + Tim
"DJ Dexter - cannot say enough good things about this guy. He was AWESOME! He engaged with our crowd, danced and even rapped some! I would 100% recommend this guy to DJ your next event. You won't be sorry."
Kara + Alan
"Amplify is the best DJ company I have ever seen! Nate helped me and my husband make sure we had the music we wanted to keep our wedding fun! Dexter was our DJ and I can not recommend him enough!!! He kept the party going all night long and made sure there was never a dull moment! I would request Nate or Dexter to ANYONE who is in need of a DJ! They truly are the best!!!"
Madison + Adam
"Omg!!! Dexter is the absolute best!!! Besides being so professional he was super fun ! I couldn’t have asked for anyone else. He was so amazing to work with! He took the time to get to know us and made our day extra special! 100/100 recommend!"
Carla + William
"We used Dexter from Amplify and WOW. We had people coming up to us the entire time during our wedding asking how we found such a great DJ and telling us how much fun they were having. Dexter was so kind and attentive to what we envisioned for our wedding day. He played all of the right songs at all of the right moments and was out on the dance floor dancing with everyone, it was awesome!!! We also had a violinist play during our ceremony through Amplify Entertainment and she was phenomenal, and she added the perfect touch to our wedding. We are trying to think of another event just to have a reason to have Dexter DJ for us again!!! Thank you Amplify and Dexter for making our wedding so perfect."
Kylie + Connor
"Amplify Entertainment was spectacular and met all of our needs and wishes for our wedding day. We were blessed to have Dexter as our DJ for our ceremony and reception. From the very first meeting we had with him, until the last dance he was FABULOUS. Dexter has a calming presence and shows true passion in his work. He took time to feel us out as couple and surpassed all of our expectations. Dexter also knows how to dance and keep guests moving and shaking. His energy is infectious. I would highly recommend him and Amplify Entertainment to anyone in search of a DJ for wedding. Thanks Dexter for sharing the best day ever with is and helping it become all that we wanted and more!"
Heather + Danny
"Amplify Entertainment from beginning to end was AMAZING! Nate was so helpful and then once we were paired with our DJ (Dexter) he was awesome in every way! Responded instantly to any question and come wedding day the reception was a PARTY. It was everything we wanted. Thank you Amplify & Dexter!!"
Colleen + Dan
"I am a wedding planner and had the pleasure of working with Dexter as our DJ! He is the best! The dance floor was full the whole night and everyone loved him! I would 100% recommend him if you are looking for an amazing DJ service!"
Kiera, Coastal Coordinating
"Black Tarzan (Dexter)!!! Cannot recommend him enough! He was so awesome and went out of his way to really get to know Rheed and I before our big day to make sure he really expressed who we are on our big day. We FELL IN LOVE with his dance moves and was so flexible when unplanned things came up! We love you Black Tarzan, your part of the family now! Amplify is a wonderful company, you will be in good hands!"
Rheed + Leanna
"We loved having Dexter as our DJ on our wedding day! He kept the good vibes going all afternoon! He was able to read the crowd and choose songs that engaged our guests. During our consultation with him, he was very attentive and understanding. We appreciated his professionalism and experience. Choosing Amplify was one of the easiest decisions we had to make regarding our special day."
Melia + Caroline
"Amplify Entertainment is so easy to work with. Dexter was awesome playing our song requests and he joined the dance party for our office Christmas party! I recommend Amplify Entertainment for any event you may have."
Shanna, Southern Vitroretinal Associates
"We are so pleased that we chose Amplify Entertainment, and especially Dexter, for our wedding. As a company, Amplify was very easy and straight forward to work with. They offer lots of options for packages and they were very accommodating whenever I made a request for a change. Dexter was the DJ we requested for the wedding, based on one of our other vendors' recommendations and we are SO happy about that. He was so full of energy and so positive throughout the whole event. We could tell from our planning meeting with him that we was something special, and he did not disappoint. I would recommend Dexter and Amplify to anyone."
Marin + Brendan
"Amplify will be my go to for DJs! Nate suggested Dexter be our DJ for our recent wedding and we could not be more thrilled! Dexter was INCREDIBLE! We are still getting compliments about his energy and attention to guests a month after the wedding! He was the perfect fit for our wedding. His questions and customer service prior to our big day was appreciated and day of he was on from the minute he set up. His choice of music was perfect for our taste and vibe we wanted!!"
Mac + Tim
"I just wanted to let you know that Dexter rocked the party again at our holiday party on Friday! He is such a great DJ and entertainer. Everyone loves the energy and fun he brings to the party. He was also set up well in advance and very attentive! We love having Amplify as a part of our events and thank you all for being so great and easy to work with. :)"
Polly, Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
"Amplify Entertainment (especially Dexter) made my wedding day perfect! They are so professional and easy to work with. I gave them my ideas and they made it work. I highly recommend them for any special occasion!!"
Kristen + Troy
"We were beyond pleased and over the moon with our experience with Amplify at our wedding. Dexter (Black Tarzan) was our DJ and let me tell you he really transformed and made our night unforgettable!"
Tori + Cole
"We heard nothing but amazing things about Amplify, and for good reason! Amplify has been very communicative and helpful throughout the whole process. And how do I even begin to talk about our DJ, Dexter?! He was phenomenal!!! Everyone at the wedding kept telling us how impressed they were with his dancing, he really got the party going! He is filled with positive, fun vibes and was incredibly flexible. Thank you for being a part of our special day, you really made it memorable!"
Julia + Gan
"Dexter was our DJ for our wedding last Saturday and he was AMAZING!!! Played such good music, got the party going, played all the music we asked for and even rapped! All our guests went crazy and we got told multiple times it was the funnest and best wedding they have ever been to!!! Thank you so much Nate and Dexter for making our wedding unforgettable! Best decision we ever made was having Amplify apart of our special day!"
Katelyn + Jesse
"Everything about Amplify is awesome. Finding a DJ for my wedding felt soooo daunting and I had no idea what to expect looking around but Amplify took care of things I didn’t even know I needed. Dance floor, all kinds of lighting, my sister drew a design we got to use for the monogram. They are extremely thorough and want to get to know you, what kind of wedding vibe you’re going for, and they’re just freakin nice lol. Dexter DJed my wedding and there are really no words to express the gratitude I have for his services! I really only knew a few specific songs I wanted in the ceremony and reception so in the format of Amplify; we gave him our favorite bands, songs, genres and he made suggestions aka READ OUR MINDS! And then on wedding day he filled in the gaps with music from the same vibe. HES AWESOME! MY GRANNY DANCED WITH HIM TWICE !! definitely recommend. Especially if you’re having a beach wedding :)"
Tatum + Hugh
"Dexter was the best DJ that I have ever experienced. He was personable, energetic, fun loving, and got everyone up and dancing (which I did not expect to happen!)!! I have gotten so many compliments about him after wedding and many of the guests want to use him for their events. Dexter is absolutely amazing!"
Nadia & Johnny
"Dexter Bryant the DJ at Amplify is the kind of dream vendor that as soon as we started working with him we felt immense relief because we knew he was going to do a perfect job, and he ended up exceeding even those expectations. He was so kind, collaborative, and professional during all the planning process, and blew us away with his energy, excitement, and flawless execution during our big day. We started with a phone call with Nate, the owner of Amplify Entertainment. He gave us the overall rundown of the kind of in-depth service we were going to get. It sounded great, so we signed on and then browsed the profiles of Amplify DJs to see who was the best fit for our vibe. Dexter was the clear first choice, and we were very pleased to learn he was available for our date. We then had a phone call to get to know Dexter, and he was instantly personable and genuine. He made us feel like he cared about understanding who we were as humans and how we envisioned our wedding day before even getting into discussions about music selection. In that department it was clear he had a deep appreciation for and knowledge of all kinds of different music, and he was excited to use that love for music to help us create a uniquely personal, crowd pleasing but non-cliche plan for our full day of wedding tunes. We had a lot of specific kinds of music we wanted for our big day: piano covers of indie rock songs for the ceremony, old-timey parlor jazz for cocktail hour and dinner, recognizable but not-played-out soul for cake time, and a final dance mix that included everything from The Twist to Will Smith to Cardi B. Dexter happily and patiently corresponded with us over email as we nailed down the vibe of all these different parts of the wedding. On the big day he absolutely nailed every one of these musical categories, hitting all the key moments with perfect timing, and managing the energy of the room from the start of the ceremony till final dance. The sound quality and volume levels were just right, everybody that needed a microphone had one, and there was never a squeak of hot-mic feedback the whole night. Dexter went above and beyond, helping us decide on custom uplighting colors and setting all that up to make the venue sparkle, and even jumping out on the dance floor to get people moving. We are both so grateful that we got to share our wedding day with such a wonderful human as Dexter, and will always be grateful for him for giving it the perfect soundtrack."
Courtney + Jeff
"100% satisfaction with this crew! Dexter with Amplify was our DJ for our beach wedding this past weekend...and he blew it out of the park. From ceremony to the wee hours left on the dance floor at the end of the evening, every song he played was right on point! Would 100% use them again and recommend to friends interested in using their service! Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts!"
Montana + Josh
"Amplify Entertainment is 100% the best! They came so highly recommended that we contacted Nate about having his company DJ our wedding in St. Augustine. Nate was wonderful to talk to over the phone, answered all of our questions, and hooked us up with the best DJ a couple could ask for. Dexter was WONDERFUL and we feel like we have known him forever. Our friends and family haven’t stopped talking about his upbeat personality, but what stood out to us the most was how genuine he was. He truly cared about us, our day, and he fit right in! He was on point the entire night, played everything we talked about when we met last month, and kept the dance floor rocking. He had no problem keeping up with our wild and ready to party friends and family! We are so glad we decided to bring Amplify Entertainment to St. Augustine for our wedding, and so grateful Dexter was our DJ!"
Liana + Bryan
"We had the best time with Amplify entertainment! It started with an interview to get to know the DJ and the company. They immediately took any stress off because they can cater to any request! We got paired with Dexter who was so much fun! I highly recommend Amplify Entertainment for your wedding!"
Dianna + Kadmiel
"Dexter is an amazing DJ and Amplify Entertainment is so professional and great to work with! We can't wait to book them again for our next corporate holiday party."
Polly, Tallahassee Primary Care Associates
"We had an amazing time with Dexter from Amplify Entertainment! He did a great job of accommodating our eclectic music taste and kept the dance floor going all night long! Nate was excellent to work with during the planning stages and helped design our awesome alternative monogram which they projected on the walls of the venue! Their services are affordable and I would highly recommend to any North Florida weddings!"
Sydney & David
"Dexter was the epitome of perfect! I could not have dreamed of a better DJ for our wedding! He fit right in like he was family and kept the party going all night! Thank you for helping to make my dreams come true."
Abbye + Logan
"Amplify Entertainment was such a great company to work with for our wedding. Nate and his team go above and beyond in making sure they get the perfect picture of what YOU want your day to feel like. We had the privilege of having Dexter DJ our wedding and he was perfect. We had so many compliments on him and how interactive he was with the guests. He knew how to get people up and dancing! We highly recommend this company."
Meagan + Adam
"Dexter was AWESOME!! Everyone had a wonderful time, and he got everybody on the dance floor which I was THRILLED about for photos lol. I didn't think that would happen :) It was just perfect!!! The lighting and sound was amazing, and the volume was perfect! Thanks again, the service was too notch, classy, and the purple uplighting gave me chills when I walked in."
Paulette, Mother of the Bride
"We chose Dexter with Amplify and had an absolutely fantastic experience. One of the best things about Amplify is that they have a pretty large number of excellent DJs with their bios and music tastes and personal style on their website so you can choose the person you think works best for your personality or the vibe you're looking for during your wedding. Upon our initial consultation, it seemed like Dexter would be the best fit for us and he did not disappoint! Even our photographer, who's done hundreds and hundreds of weddings, loved Dexter. The process is totally transparent (no mysterious charges or fees), they offer packages that fit a lot of different needs and there are a number of a la carte options to make it exactly what you want. Nate and his crew have thought of everything and covered all of the bases. Should I ever be throwing a party that needs a DJ or emcee, I'll definitely be returning to them."
Amanda + Cole
"Dexter was outstanding to say the least. He was early to the event, extremely professional, flexible, and came prepared to our venue that had little internet service. During the reception he kept the energy going and danced with us too! He was so awesome we wanted him to come out after the reception! My guests were so impressed they wanted to book Dexter for future events. I can't say enough good things about Amplify Entertainment. It's a shame I can't give them 6 stars because I would in a heartbeat. Thanks to all of you for giving me an unforgettable wedding experience."
Sarah + William
"Nate and Dexter walked us thru the whole thing, which really helped since we weren't well versed on how things should go. Dexter did a great job with the music and even got on the dance floor to help fire things up! Amplify Entertainment was a great find."
Kim + Julian
"Dexter was great at our Project Graduation event! High energy even through the wee hours! He totally related to the kids, did all the announcements we threw at him, played great (appropriate) music, and was AWESOME at raffle time! Thank you SO SO much for working with us!"
Jessica, Chiles High School Project Graduation
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About Dexter (Not Available Fridays/Saturdays)
Hey everyone, my name is Dexter and I also go by Black Tarzan. I played drums in a punk and blues band called Blind Math. Our lead singer was a Mississippi Delta Blues lovin’ Jewish physicist who actually went 85% blind for a few weeks before discovering himself and his true friends in the process.
What was the first album you ever owned?
Big Willie Style by Will Smith. That album sold 9 million copies in America alone, yet most people still don’t appreciate how talented and influential a rapper Will Smith really is. His hit singles “Men In Black,” “Miami,” “Just The Two of Us,” and “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” all came from that album. All of those records were top 20 songs on the US Billboard charts, and “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” was #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart (the main chart); check the archives bro. How many movie stars do you know who also have a #1 hit record in their catalog?
Will Smith is literally THE best pop chart, movie theme songwriter EVER. His songwriting style was so chill and so fun, he appealed to people of all ages, all over the world, and he starred in the same box office blockbusters that he wrote a hit song for. How many rappers or actors can say they’ve done that?
Little known fact about Will Smith’s music career: Fresh Prince & DJ Jazzy Jeff actually received the first ever Grammy award for Best Rap Performance in 1989 for “Parents Just Don’t Understand.” The Grammys had NEVER awarded a hip hop song or artist before that, so Will Smith & Jazzy Jeff are fully responsible for opening up rap music to the mainstream. Their second Grammy came in 1991 with “Summertime,” their most successful single to this day. RESPEK.
Who are your favorite artists?
What are your favorite albums?
Sam’s Town by The Killers. Where You Want To Be by Taking Back Sunday. Graduation by Kanye West. And As I Am by Alicia Keys.
Tell us something most people don’t know about you.
My strict parents generally didn’t permit us to listen to rap and RnB, so my favorite genres growing up were disco, funk, classical, and pop-punk. I was a happy emo-nerd kid with rap beats in my head.
What about your unique background makes you a great DJ for any event?
I’ve been making music since I started playing drums in elementary school. As a songwriter and a musician, I’ve played/written/composed punk, blues, RnB/soul, pop, hip hop, classical, and electronic music. In college at FSU I took 2 classes for classical piano and wrote my own classical pieces to play for my final exams (one of which I also wrote and sang a live duet to accompany my piano performance piece!). My musical interests and abilities are as diverse as you’ll ever find, and I bring an abundance of love, joy, and passion every time I DJ!
Dance music is my favorite thing to bring people together, so when you see me bustin’ moves at the DJ table, just know that in a few minutes I’m probably gonna be out on the dance floor with you. I am here to amplify your event!
What are your favorite dance floor genres?
House, Disco, Top 40, Trap, and the 90s!